Gov. Brown Toughens Rules on Senior Residential Care Facilities

by Patrick McGreevey, Los Angeles Times

Gov-Brown-Signing-Bill-smGov. Jerry Brown on Sunday approved sweeping new rules for residential care facilities aimed at protecting senior citizens from substandard conditions. The governor approved nine bills that his office said in a statement are meant to “protect the health and safety of seniors residing in assisted living facilities across the state.”

Signed bills include one that requires residential care facilities for the elderly to remedy license deficiencies within 10 days of notification. Sen. Ellen Corbett (D-Hayward) introduced SB 895. The measure also requires the California Department of Social Services to post online how families and residents can obtain inspection reports.

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